Standing Stane speed limit work on track

Plans on on track for the Standing Stane
Plans on on track for the Standing Stane

Work to reduce the speed limit on part of the Standing Stane road and install new signs and cats eyes is on track, according to Fife Council chiefs.

The reduction in speed limit – from 60mph to 40mph – on part of the A915, between the Percival Road junction and Durievale roundabout, was approved by councillors back in September.

Since then, work has been ongoing to cut back vegetation along the route to make it safer for drivers, as well as installing new solar-powered cats eyes.

Signage and lines along the length of the route will also be upgraded.

Work to reduce the limit on the road and install the upgrades and improvements is set to cost around £80,000.

Speaking at the Levenmouth area committee on Wednesday, Ian B Smith, lead professional, traffic management, told councillors that the work was going well, and while the installation of the cats eyes had taken a little longer than anticipated, the expected completition date of March 2016 looked likely to be met.

The changes on the main route between Kirkcaldy and Levenmouth form part of a wider Route Accident Reducation Plan which conducted an in-depth review of the road, including accidents and road and signage conditions.

Between 2011-13, there were 72 incidents on the road – three were deemed serious, 28 slightly serious and 41 damage only.